Assistant Professor of Digital Illustration, Tenure Track

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Position Number:


Working Title:

Assistant Professor of Digital Illustration, Tenure Track

Classification Title:

9-Mo Tenure-Track/ Tenured Faculty


Col of Arts & Architecture (Col)


Art & Art History

Position Designation:


Employment Type:

Permanent - Full-time

Months per year:


Primary Purpose of Department:

The Department of Art & Art History inspires students to expand their vision of the world and themselves through study and practice in Art and Art History. The department aims to foster innovative and thoughtful art practices, scholarship, and arts-based education and believes that art is vital to our students, our university, our communities, and our future. The Department currently offers a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Art, a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Art History, a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Art with nine concentrations. Additionally, a B.F.A. degree with a concentration in Art Education, a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Graphic Design and a minor in Art History are offered. An Honors Program in Art History is offered and the department participates in the College Honors Program. Additionally, the department plays an important role in the delivery of required coursework within the University General Education program.

Vacancy Open to:

All Candidates

Description of Work:

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte recognizes the differentiation of mission, goals, and objectives inherent in the diversity of disciplines represented by its colleges and departments. Thus, the Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions for Tenured and Tenure Track Faculty should be interpreted in the context of the related departmental and collegiate goals.
Teaching, Advising, Curriculum and Instructional Development – Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to teaching may include but are not limited to: subject matter competence, course design, course presentation, advising and consultation, directing student research, curriculum and instructional development, and grading student work.
Scholarly Research, Creative, and Other Professional Activities – All tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to participate in expanding the knowledge base of her/his academic field by conducting research or engaging in other creative activities as appropriate to the faculty member’s discipline. Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to research may include but are not limited to: research/creative activity that generates new knowledge and/or synthesizes and/or integrates existing knowledge, publication, an on-going agenda for research, scholarly, and creative activity, and are expected to seek extramural support for their work.
Service to University, the Public, and the Profession – All tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to engage in a program of service appropriate to their discipline. Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to service may include but are not limited to: service to the administration and governance of the University, public service, and service to the profession.

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Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The Department of Art & Art History is seeking experienced candidates who are actively engaging contemporary professional digital illustration practices through their pedagogy and creative research. The successful candidate will teach 5 courses a year and contribute to ongoing teaching and leadership, develop curriculum and implement strategies to prepare our large and diverse cohort of undergraduate students for careers in digital illustration and related digital design fields.

Candidates must be able to use and teach raster and vector-based Adobe Creative Suite software, notably including After Effects. Professional experience in contemporary applied art practices such as digital illustration, animation, or interactive works such as video games is also required. In order to maintain a trajectory towards tenure, this experience must be evidenced in fine arts or applied contexts. A proven ability to work collaboratively and in interdisciplinary contexts is also desirable. Qualified applicants must demonstrate their ability to work and teach in the industry-standard software applications related to their areas of digital specialization.

Candidates must provide a record of achievement in studio art research including peer-reviewed activities that have been disseminated and/or presented at significant venues. This can be evidenced in client-based studio practice, exhibition of creative work, and/or scholarly publications and presentations. Other preferred requirements include an ability to contribute to diversity initiatives, as well as service to the University, community, or profession.

Minimum Experience/Education:

UNC Charlotte gives primary consideration to the earned doctorate or terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience:

An MFA or equivalent terminal degree in Studio Art, Design, or relevant specialized degree program must be completed/verified at time of hire. Undergraduate-level teaching experience in intermediate and advanced illustration and digital media courses is also required, in at least one or more of the following areas: 2D Animation, Motion Graphics, 3D Modelling, 3D Animation and Game Design. The ability to teach a senior-level seminar exploring contemporary issues in illustration and digital media is also desirable.

Necessary Licenses/Certifications:


Special Notes to Applicants:

Candidates should upload a Portfolio of 20 samples of student work w/image list as a supplemental attachment listed as “Other Document”.

Job Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Date Review of Applications will Begin:


Contact Information:

Shannon Ray, Office Manager
Assistant Professor, Graphic Design Search Committee
UNC Charlotte | Department of Art and Art History
9201 University City Blvd | Charlotte, NC 28223
Phone: 704.687.0200 | Fax: 704.787.0210




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Job No:
Posted: 2/12/2021
Application Due: 5/13/2021
Work Type: Full Time